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Antonio LaFalce

Postby lam40502 » 03 Jan 2007, 15:30

My great-grandfather, Antonio LaFalce, emigrated from Italy (perhaps somewhere in Avellino) to the US around 1885. He was born around 1862, and according to his death certificate, his mother's name was Isabella Farassi. His father's name is difficult to make out and doesn't make sense to me, but it seems to be Sabbait or Sabbaih...

Any information or direction that anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby jcsm400 » 03 Jan 2007, 16:29

Hi & welcome to the forum,

It would help us to help you, if you can provide more information.

Where did he settle in the US? Was he married when he came to the US? What is his wife's name (maiden surname if known)? Names & birth year for his children?

Besides his death certificate, what other documentation have you obtained? Cnesus records? Naturalization record? Birth records for children? US marriage record (if applicable)? Church records?

There is a first name of Sabato/Sabatino, meaning Saturday, but I wonder if it could be Sabbath for Sunday?....Perhaps another member will know.

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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby lam40502 » 03 Jan 2007, 17:13

You know, as soon as I hit the "submit" button, I realized there was so much more I could have included! My apologies!

In addition to death certificates, I have census records from 1910-1930, which show my great-grandparents living on Sullivan Street in New York City.

Antonio LaFalce was born about 1862, emigrated about 1885, died 14 Jan 1921 in New York City. Prior to leaving Italy, he married Catherine (Caterina?) Bianchino, daughter of Giacomo Bianchino and Teresa Matula (perhaps Maria Teresa). Catherine emigrated about 1888, bringing with her their first child, Jennie. Catherine died 4 Apr 1938 in New York City.

I have found a 1902 Ellis Island record for a Maria Teresa Matula, whose destination was the home of her son, Nicolo Bianchiano in New York City. According to that record, she sailed from Naples, with her residence being listed as "San Gregorio M." (I have searched the "Locations in Italy" database on the ItalianGenealogy.com web site, and see that could be a couple of places!)

According to family lore, neither Antonio nor Catherine were naturalized, and I haven't yet located records to disprove that.

Unfortunately, like so many others, I have put off this research entirely too late! My father is the only grandchild left alive, and his grandfather died before my father was born. Dad has some great memories of his grandmother, and he knows there was an extended family in New York City, but he doesn't remember a lot of details because he was quite young when he would visit them.

Many thanks for your help and guidance!

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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby vj » 03 Jan 2007, 18:59

Leslee,
know this doesn't answer your original question...
The 1900 census wasn't on your list.
If this record belongs to your family,
1882 is another possible immigration year for Antonio.
Also, he could have two manifests based on
Johanna's (Giovanna?) birth date?
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possible 1900 census
Name: Antonio Lafacus (LaFalce)
Home in 1900:
18 Laight Street, rents house
Manhattan, New York, New York

Household Members:
head Antonio Lafacus 35
- May 1865
- married 18 yrs (abt 1882)
- immig 1882, in US 18 yrs, Na
- sweeper? L.C.D.
wife Kate 35
- Jan 1865
- immig 1888, in US 12 yrs
- 7 children born/ 7 children living
daughter Johanna 14
- Mar 1886
- errand girl shop
- immig 1888, in US 12 yrs
daughter Mary 11
- Jan? 1889, NY
son Frank 10
- May 1890, NY
daughter Lizzie 8
- Mar 1892, NY
daughter Lillie 7
- Apr 1893, NY
son Jacob 3
- Dec 1896, NY
daughter Rosie 1
- Apr 1899, NY
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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby eyetalgal » 03 Jan 2007, 19:22

Any chance you are related to a Louie LaFalce who would have been born in the mid 30's?
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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby lam40502 » 03 Jan 2007, 20:13

Valarie, I had not yet found the records in the 1900 census, but this is my great-grandfather. Thanks so much!

eyetalgal, I don't know that I'm related to a Louie born in the 30s. I had an uncle by that name but born in 1921.
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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby jcsm400 » 03 Jan 2007, 20:22

Leslee,

Suggestions/guidance:

Obtain the children's US birth records & baptismal records & marriage record for Johanna.....these may have town of birth information.

Although "last residence" isn't always the same is "town of origin", you may want to try contacting the province arhcives in Salerno (for San Gregorio Magno) & in Caserta (for San Gregorio Matese) for their birth acts & marriage act. Provide their parents names & approx birth. & approx. year of marriage.

Salerno Archive:

http://wwwdb.archivi.beniculturali.it/S ... SALERNO%22

Caserta Archive:

http://wwwdb.archivi.beniculturali.it/S ... CASERTA%22

Requests should be in Italian or very simple English.

Hope this helps & keep us posted on your progress.

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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby suanj » 03 Jan 2007, 22:22

San Gregorio M. is San gregorio Magno town in Salerno province/Campania region... here are the Matula people.....suanj
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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby jcsm400 » 03 Jan 2007, 22:29

Hi Suanj,

Out of curiosity.......Is there a particular reason why it couldn't be San Gregorio Matese?
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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby suanj » 03 Jan 2007, 22:33

because in san Gregorio Matese don't are nobody Matula persons living... and never .. you can check it by google and paginebianche.it... suanj
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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby jcsm400 » 03 Jan 2007, 22:37

Suanj,

Didn't even think about the surname location! I'm so :oops: .

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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby lam40502 » 03 Jan 2007, 22:38

jcsm and suanj,

Thank you for your posts. The information is very helpful to me!
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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby suanj » 03 Jan 2007, 22:39

and also because, Matula is also a calabrian surname of towns so near Salerno province....most probably also Antonio came from Salerno area.... kisses, suanj
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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby lam40502 » 05 Feb 2007, 02:50

Thanks to the great help you all have given me, I am making good progress in my family search. However, I still have not found an immigration record for Antonio LaFalce. There are several who turn up in the Ancestry.com files, but none seem to be my great-grandfather. The closest I've found is linked below (Thank you, Nucci, for your excellent step-by-step instructions!). I wonder what others think...looks like Antonio Lafala. The record is found on line 22.

(As a reminder, the Antonio for whom I'm looking was born about 1862 and immigrated sometime around 1886.)

Thanks so much!
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Re: Antonio LaFalce

Postby jcsm400 » 05 Feb 2007, 04:21

Hi Leslee,

It is Lafala (just omitted the "c"?) on your posted manifest, but this isn't showing up in an Italian surname distribution map. Not saying that it isn't an Italian name.....perhaps suanj or another member can advise better.



Have you seen this one?

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6402 ... estiq0.jpg

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